Wednesday, May 15, 2013
As part of our new Smart Spending series, Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for various goods and services in town, so you'll know exactly how much you should pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments.
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover - just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments below - we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too. Check out local services in our directory: http://braintree.patch.com/listings?_utf8=%E2%98%83&keywords=lawn This is the first of an ongoing series, "What's the Going Rate for..." where Patch seeks to uncover how much things cost so you never have to ask again.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Local resident Elissa Garza will be serving as South Shore Plaza’s Style Setter.
A local woman has been selected by Simon Malls to be the fashion blogger for the South Shore Plaza. Elissa Garza will provide a local opinion on all things related to fashion, beauty. She was selected along with 40 others nationwide out of an applicant pool of 700. Garza lives in the metro Boston area and works in Cambridge, Simon said in a press release. "Hoping to create something substantial when it comes to fashion, Elissa will take her love for fashion and scoping out the latest trends, fashions and accessories and showcase all her discoveries on her Style Setter blog, all of which can be found at South Shore Plaza," according to the release. Garza submitted a sample blog post that was voted on by Facebook fans. Along with writing …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Headquartered in Braintree, MA, Peabody Properties— a full-service real estate firm— manages in excess of 10,000 units of housing, primarily in New England.
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Sunday, April 28
Peabody Properties, Inc. – a Braintree-based, full-service real estate firm managing in excess of 10,000 housing units across New England – was recently recognized by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) for earning the Most New Communities of Quality designations for Year 2012, nationwide. NAHMA’s Communities of Quality (COQ) National Recognition and Awards program certifies affordable, multi-unit rental properties that achieve a high standard of excellence for maintenance, management, residential services, personnel training and other additional criteria. This year, Peabody Properties was recognized for providing the highest-quality affordable housing to low-income residents at the following 42 properties …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
There will be tables and chairs outside from April 1 to Nov. 1.
Starbucks at the Hyatt Place is now allowed to set up outdoor seating in front of the store under a seasonal license issued this week by the Board of License Commissioners. The board voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon to allow up to 16 seats in a designated area in front of the coffee shop. They will be positioned outside from April 1 through Nov. 1. Starbucks originally asked for 20 seats but moved to 16 on request from town officials due to a bathroom code. The extra seating requires two additional parking spaces, which will come from the landlord from a surplus of parking available at the retail complex. The chairs and tables will be stored off-site when not in use.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The restaurant is in Braintree in Weymouth Landing.
Braintree's El Sarape was recently chosen as one of Travel and Leisure's 32 Best Mexican Restaurants in the United States for its "from-scratch sauces" and "cozy environs." "Highlights include carnitas, grilled pork tenderloin, enchiladas verdes, and the guisado con chile ancho specialty—your choice of chicken or beef with potatoes and onions under a smoky red chile sauce with rice and refried beans, and the chiles rellenos," the travel magazine said in its review. From the restaurant's Braintree Patch directory listing: "Since 1988, El Sarape has been serving authentic, freshly prepared Mexican food in a warm and vibrant atmosphere. The menu leans heavily toward meats, chicken and seafood, but vegetarians will find options in the …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Kristen Ford-Hernandez started Enterprise Marketing from her sincere desire to help small businesses achieve big company success.
Friday, April 19
Local marketing firm Enterprise Marketing, a, announced that it has received the 2012 All Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide. Each year, Constant Contact bestows the All Star Award to a select group of businesses and nonprofits who are successfully leveraging online marketing tools to engage their customer base, and drive success for their organization. Enterprise Marketing’s results ranked among the top 10% of Constant Contact’s international customer base. Enterprise Marketing provides assistance to clients to achieve their marketing objectives through branding, identifying their audience and social media. Driving Enterprise’s innovative …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Braintree officials found the Granite Street restaurant and bar in violation last September.
Braintree's Board of License Commissioners relied on hearsay evidence to find that The Brew House served an intoxicated person last August, according to an appeal decision filed by the state late last month. The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission overturned the board's decision and its one-day suspended sentence, ruling that "All of the evidence presented to the Commission constitutes hearsay." License board members had determined that The Brew House served alcohol to a young woman who was celebrating her birthday with friends and who later ended up drunk and vomiting outside the Granite Street bar. During the hearing at Town Hall last September, an attorney for the establishment, Thomas J. Cavanaugh, argued that based on police …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The company has a location on Pearl Street in Braintree.
Nearly twenty years ago, the Selvaggi Family opened their first plaster studio with a simple but powerful philosophy - let kids be creative and let them do it their way. Nine stores and thousands of smiling children later, the Selvaggis are ready to share the remarkable plaster painting experience they have developed with the rest of the country and, indeed, internationally. Through the myriad of societal changes over two decades, the appeal of Plaster Fun Time continues unabated. New stores quickly become part of the fabric of the community and the "place to be" for birthday parties, afterschool outings, Scout Troops and many other gatherings. Soon, individual kids drop in with a friend to paint their favorite plaster piece in whatever …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Crumbs Bake Shop first opened its doors in 2003 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Wednesday, April 3
South Shore Plaza announced Tuesday that Crumbs Bake Shop will be opening this spring and will be located on Level 1 near Macy’s. The South Shore Plaza is the fourth Simon location to open in New England and joins other Simon malls including: Burlington Mall in Burlington, MA, Northshore Mall in Peabody, MA and the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua, NH. Crumbs Bake Shop first opened its doors in 2003 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The menu is a blend of comfort-oriented classics and elegant backed goods, but the specialty of the house is the Crumbs Signature size cupcakes. With more than 50 varieties baked fresh daily and a new cupcake of the week every Monday, Crumbs offers a flavor for everyone. The cupcakes and baked goods are made …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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Bickford's at the Rotary, Jimbo's at Five Corners, paying 25 cents to see a double feature at the Braintree Theater, hitting Howard Johnson's at 2 a.m., Pat's Variety Store, Grossman's Lumber, Fasano's Diner, The Ground Round, Valley's Restaurant, the old KFC where Viola's was on Route 37. Memories of these Braintree restaurants and stores were among the more than 200 recently shared on Braintree Patch's Facebook page. Whether giving directions based on where a place used to be or just reminiscing, like most New Englanders Braintree-ites are fond of picturing an old haunt and their time spent there grabbing a bite, watching a movie or loitering as a teenager. Here are some more memories: "Cookies Cookin.....use to order a pound of cookies …